Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software 2008

by Joe on November 13, 2008

Gartner just released its 2008 Magic Quadrant for Social Software.  I stumbled upon

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Social Software 2008:

It is interesting how Microsoft and IBM are definitive challengers and Jive Software/Atlassian/Socialtextare all just barely visionaries.  I find the chart interesting because the “ability to execute” portion of the measurement has a heavy sales and market penetration component.  Obviously IBM and Microsoft will be able to excel here by bundling software with Office or Lotus Notes. 

The Magic Quadrant shows us that no clear leader in this space(the upper right quadrant) exists.  Who will be the first to move into that coveted upper right corner?

So what do you think of how the product companies ended up on the chart?  No clear leader, a lot of consolidation to occur for sure.  If you were an IT spend director, where would you spend your Enterprise 2.0 budget?

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